J.F. Penn

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I'm the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ARKANE thriller series, and the London Crime Thriller series.

The fast-paced ARKANE thrillers weave together historical artifacts, global locations, a kick-ass protagonist and a hint of the supernatural. Described by readers as a female Indiana Jones meets The Da Vinci Code.

One Day In Budapest is a chilling view of a possible future as Eastern Europe embraces right-wing nationalism.

The London Crime Thriller Series features British detective Jamie Brooke alongside reluctant psychic Blake Daniel, as they solve dark crimes around London. Described by readers as ‘Stephen King meets PD James.’

A Thousand Fiendish Angels is a collection of 3 short stories bound together by a book of hu
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I first learned to scuba dive on the West Coast of Australia and have spent a lot of time diving off the coast of New Zealand. The picture below is from the Poor Knights Islands. Living in England now means I don't dive much – it's just too cold around the coast here, but watching Blue Planet II recently definitely gave me the itch to get back underwater!


JF Penn scuba divingDiving is a fantastic way to reach the w...

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Stone of Fire (Arkane, #1)

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Crypt of Bone (Arkane, #2)

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Ark of Blood (Arkane, #3)

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Desecration

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One Day In Budapest (Arkane...

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Day of the Vikings (Arkane,...

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Gates of Hell (Arkane #6)

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Map of Shadows (Mapwalker, #1)

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“But then why do we write if not to tackle the fears that others look to us to conquer?”
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“The first time you get such a line edit, it hurts. You think you're a writer and then someone changes practically every sentence. Ouch. But editing makes your book stronger, and the reader will thank you for it.”
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message 23: by Alan

Alan Toner Hi Joanne. As a published writer myself (true paranormal and horror fiction), I really admire your work. I especially love the interviews you show on YouTube with various writers. Keep up the good work.

Regards
Alan Toner
www.alantoner.com


message 22: by David

David Batterson Hello Joanne! I have been watching your YouTube videos for some time now. I'm finding them to be very interesting and informative. Good work! Dave


message 21: by J.F.

J.F. Penn Just sent Day of the Vikings, kickass novella, to my editor! Should be out in the next few weeks - you can see some of my inspiration on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/jfpenn/ragna...


Indiebrag It is so nice to have you as a new friend!
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message 19: by Pamela

Pamela Hey J.F., Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 18: by Dale

Dale Thele Joanna, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


message 17: by John

John Mountford Thanks for friending back, Joanna. I finished Pentecost some time back and will be getting to Prophecy within the next month or so (busy editing my first novel). Where do you find the time to read so much considering everything else you do. Superwoman?
PS Two stars for The Great Gatsby? Interesting.


message 16: by Denisa

Denisa Howe thanks for he new friendship!!!!


message 15: by Marc

Marc Schiller Just published my first non-fiction book "Pain and Gain - The Untold True Story". I invite everyone to read it.

http://www.painandgainbook.com/


message 14: by Andrea

Andrea Martins Thanks for accepting my friendship request. New to GoodReads, it was wonderful to see your profile and see its potential. Thank you.


Anastasia Thanks for being my friend, Joanna.


message 12: by Scot

Scot Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm still enjoying your podcasts. Keep them up.


message 11: by Andrew (last edited Aug 01, 2012 08:17AM)

Andrew Weaver Hi Joanna,

I am still very new to Goodreads and thank you for accepting my friend request.

Regards
Andrew


message 10: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Joanna, Thanks for the Friendship


message 9: by Simon

Simon Hi Joanna.


Savannah Joanna, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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Sara Lowe Thanks for the friendship, Joanna!


Kevin G G Simon Hello. Thanks for adding me as well. Now I can find you here as well.


message 5: by Erica

Erica Thanks for adding me, I've been a fan of your blog for quite some time.


Sambath Meas Hello Joanna! It's wonderful to see you here.


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PM Pope Thanks for the friend request, Joanna. Here's to a well read 2011!


Harlequin Books Hello Joanna, it is a pleasure to meet you.


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Laura Thanks for the friend request. And congratulations on the upcoming launch of your new book!


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